A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from December 02, 2012
BrooklyKnight or Brooklyn Knight (Brooklyn Nets mascot)

The Brooklyn Nets basketball team introduced a mascot in November 2012—“BrooklyKnight” (or “Brooklyn Knight"). The name is pronounced like “Brooklynite” (an inhabitant of Brooklyn). The caped superhero mascot was developed with Marvel Comics (comic books were drawn by Mike Deodato) and has the letter “B” on his shield and on his chest.

The names “BrooklyKnight” and “Brooklyn Knight” were both trademarked in November 2012. The team’s cheerleading/dance team is called the “Brooklynettes.”


Deadspin
NOV 4, 2012 1:47 PM
The Brooklyn Nets’ New Mascot Basically Has The Same Name As A Porn Star
Isaac Rauch
When the Nets left New Jersey, they left their old mascot, Sly, a wolf or rabbit or something, in New Jersey, along with Shawne Williams and the ghost of Kerry Kittles. The arena is new, the location is new, the mascot is new: the Nets now have BrooklyKnight (spelled like that, pronounced “Brooklyn Knight,” or “Brooklyn Night,” if you will). That’s the same name a musician named Sene. (spelled like that, with the period) used for a song recently and he’s not thrilled about the overlap

Black Sports Online
Brooklyn Nets Mascot Combo of Batman, Iron Man, Captain America & a Porn Star (Photo)
by Robert Littal | Posted on Sunday, November 4th, 2012
The Mascot is named the Brooklyn Knight (Brooklynite get it?).

No offense but it should be retired ASAP and I thought that before Deadspin learned that there is a porn star named Brooklyn Night who has starred in such films as 10 Man Cum Slam 23.

NBC Sports—ProBasketballTalk
Video: The Nets new mascot — Brooklyn Knight. Um, okay.
Kurt Helin Nov 5, 2012, 5:07 PM EST
That was the rather ridiculous entrance of the Nets new mascot opening night — meet Brooklyn Knight.

You see what they did there: Brooklyn Knight, Brooklynite. Get it? Really clever stuff.

I’m not sure there’s a good way to introduce a mascot, but whatever it might be that wasn’t it. I guess the Nets worked with Marvel Comics to come up with the mascot and he has some…. interesting super powers (according to the team):

“He is equipped to handle almost any threat with a protective metal B on his chest, metal knee, elbow, and face coverings, defined muscles, including a six-pack, and a multi-functional cape.”

The Huffington Post
BrooklyKnight, Brooklyn Nets Mascot, Debuts At Barclays Center (VIDEO)
Posted: 11/07/2012 6:35 pm EST Updated: 11/07/2012 6:35 pm EST
Sports mascots range from the iconic to the downright bizarre. Now, basketball fans will have to decide in which category to put the Brooklyn Nets’ new mascot, the BrooklyKnight.

At first glance, the BrooklyKnight sort of looks like a cross between Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight and bounty hunter Boba Fett, who hails from a borough far, far from Brooklyn. Or is he dressed like a Medieval Times worker from a renaissance restaurant that would be located in that electronic TRON world? Either way, he’s got a different look than New York’s preeminent mascot, Mr. Met.

(Trademark)
Word Mark BROOKLYN KNIGHT
Goods and Services IC 041. US 100 101 107. G & S: Entertainment services in the nature of personal appearances by a costumed mascot at basketball games and exhibitions, clinics, promotions, and other basketball related events
Standard Characters Claimed
Mark Drawing Code (4) STANDARD CHARACTER MARK
Serial Number 85773862
Filing Date November 7, 2012
Current Basis 1B
Original Filing Basis 1B
Owner (APPLICANT) New Jersey Basketball, LLC LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY NEW JERSEY One Metro Tech Center North, 11th Floor Brooklyn NEW YORK 11201
Attorney of Record Anil V.George
Type of Mark SERVICE MARK
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(Trademark)
Word Mark BROOKLYKNIGHT
Goods and Services IC 041. US 100 101 107. G & S: Entertainment services in the nature of personal appearances by a costumed mascot at basketball games and exhibitions, clinics, promotions, and other basketball related events
Mark Drawing Code (3) DESIGN PLUS WORDS, LETTERS, AND/OR NUMBERS
Design Search Code 26.17.09 - Bands, curved; Bars, curved; Curved line(s), band(s) or bar(s); Lines, curved
Serial Number 85773811
Filing Date November 7, 2012
Current Basis 1B
Original Filing Basis 1B
Owner (APPLICANT) New Jersey Basketball, LLC LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY NEW JERSEY One Metro Tech Center North, 11th Floor Brooklyn NEW YORK 11201
Attorney of Record Anil V.George
Description of Mark Color is not claimed as a feature of the mark. The mark consists of the stylized words BROOKLY KNIGHT with a semi circle curved line through the words.
Type of Mark SERVICE MARK
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Posted by Barry Popik
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